Simple Definition of ratio
: the relationship that exists between the size, number, or amount of two things and that is often represented by two numbers
Full Definition of ratioplural
1 a : the indicated quotient of two mathematical expressions b : the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things : proportion
2 : the expression of the relative values of gold and silver as determined by a country's currency laws
Examples of ratio in a sentence
What is the length-to-width ratio?
<the ratio of students to teachers in the school is nine to one>
Origin and Etymology of ratio
Latin, computation, reason — more at reason
First Known Use: 1660
RATIO Defined for Kids
Definition of ratio for Students
: the relationship in number or quantity between two or more things <the ratio of teachers to students>
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